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How serious is it to have blood in your stool? My stool is

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How serious is it to have blood in your stool? My stool is consistently partially covered with bright red blood and some mucus.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
Since when are you having this symptom?
Do you have pain or any other symptom?
How frequently do you pass it?
Did you have any test?
Do you have any past illness?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
I was waiting for your reply.
I noticed you did not see the info request & went offline.
I am sending the answer so that you can see it when you come on line.
If you have any query after reading it, please ask.
Blood in stool comes more commonly from the lower part of the gi tract near anus or rectum.
Common cause is hemorrhoid.
There may not be any pain with it.
Anal fissure can cause bleeding with stool.
But it is usually associated with sharp pain.
Polyp, growth can be factors.
Inflammatory bowel diseases, diverticulitis, infection etc. can be causes.
In inflammatory conditions there can be more mucus accompanied by blood, though in other conditions there can be mucus too.
The symptoms need a thorough examination & tests to find out the precise cause.
Doctor can take stool test, rectal examination, scope.
Repeated bleeding may lead to the development of anemia or other complications.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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